Monday, 4 April 2011

March Project - Monument Valley

This was the photograph I chose for the March renewal of my monthly project with my friend Peter Ward (watercolourfanatic.blogspot.com). The picture was taken on a trip during 2010.

My first thought on this was that the composition was awkward for a painting, so I decided to use the elements, slightly rearranged, and change the format to landscape. The next decisions were in relation to producing a convincing depth of field.

Roll on next month and a new project.

Monument Valley - Photograph

Monument Valley - Watercolour on Rough paper 16" x 12"

4 comments:

Peter Ward said...

That's very nice Mick! Much better than my virtual copying of the photo. Still you did have the advantage of actually going there (grin). Love the composition. I've sent the April challenge. Have you received it?

Mick Carney said...

Peter - Thanks very much. Actually the really enjoyable thing about doing this was the re-living of the experience. Yes, I've received the next challenge, we'll be playing in your court with that one.

Caroline said...

Beautiful watercolour washes Mick, you really have captured the light and atmosphere of a very warm day out in that area. The monumental rock is impressive yet delicately painted. Very nice work Mick.

Mick Carney said...

Caroline - Many thanks. I really appreciate your encouragement.